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melissa: i'm melissa francis and here's what's "money" tonight. are no state income taxes the next big thing? feels like it. nebraska is the latest to consider ditching them for good. but unlike other recent proposals nebraska governor dave heineman says he is not going to raise other taxes to make up for it. hmmm. he will join us to explain just how that could possibly work coming up. >>> plus, an offer from the islamic militants holding two americans hostage in algeria. they will release them in exchange for two convicted terrorists currently in u.s. prisons. could attacks like this against oil and gas facilities become a new tactic in the war against terror? we'll hear from today's power panel. >>> we're shelling out big bucks for purell, flu shots, respiratory masks, tamiflu like there is no tomorrow and people are still getting sick in record numbers. drug companies may be profiting. are we just wasting our money? we'll get to the bottom line. even when they say it's not it is always about money. melissa: all right. first today's market moment. a slate of strong corporate earn
neighborhoods. let's remember that. but still some homeowners find that they owe back property taxes and maintenance fines on a home they thought they'd lost. maria? >> all right, diana. stay there. we want to get reaction now within real estate from real estate attorney sherry oliphson. good to see you. >> thanks. >> should a process be in place to avoid the zombie foreclosures? >> well, absolutely. i mean, we've learned through this crisis that foreclosure litigation is unlike any other litigation. we have time frames as a result of the robosigner and others that diana referenced for banks to complete short sale processes and notification requirements 37 and these other requirements if foreclosures are not going to be pursued need to be enforced. not only for the homeowners but also for the neighbors and for investors in those banks. we're talking about as many as 2 million mortgages that are in zombieland. who knows what financial impact that's going to have when it shows up on the bank's books? >> sure which is what diana was reporting. should the banks have a time limit to decid
until after april 6th. that's when the top income tax rate in the country will drop the 45% from 50. the strategy relates to bonuses that were deferred from 2009, 2010 and 2011. goldman brought forward payments of deferred stock to executives in the united states to 2012 in order to beat tax hikes implemented for top earnses in 2013. we will talk more about bonus season later today with alana einstein. >> it shows you how crazy it is when all of these countries have moving targets for taxes. everybody plays around the corners and tries to evade as much as they can. >> i guess al jazeera gore missed by a day. >> you're saying he should have sold? >> he's trying hard but, anyway, he's worth more than romney now. >> i did hear that. >> how much is he worth? >> like 100 million from selling his left wing green outfits to the -- one of the biggest oil -- i love him. anyway, yeah, i don't want him to blow it all on food and stuff like that. >>> and swatch is buying the luxury jewelry arm of harry winston for $750 million in cash. swatch is the biggest watchmaker by sales and the latest de
give a tax credit to any one who would turn in what lawmakers are calling an assault weapon and also another measure aimed at creating the overall bigger picture of mass violence. >> at the news conference the president accused republicans of trying to collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the u.s. economy. they are demanding more spending cuts before they agree to raise the nation's debt ceiling. the debt ceiling is announcing the amount of money the states can borrow. today the president responded to some republicans who say they are willing to shut down the government if the president doesn't back down. ultimately congress makes decisions about whether or not we spend money and keep the government open. if they decide they want to shut down the government in order to get their way they have the votes in the house of representatives to do that. i think that would be a mistake. >> john boehner responded the american people do not support raising the debt ceiling without reducing government spending statement. wendell, a government shut down, is that something that really mig
that everybody is in lockdown mode as we wait to figure out what our tax rates are going to be, where the spending cuts are going to be, that it is going to impact the economy. my question is how much of an m impact going to see earnings? are they going to get hit? >> that's the key to the whole thing. as we said, the beige book numbers, when they came out there were cents. see earnings coming out, we will see comments and none are going to be positive. none will be excited about the future, and stock prices and multiples expand when people feel possible about the future. going to impact them? numbers might come in spot on. the whisper numbers, everyone is looking for, meaning hoping the numbers are a little bit bitter. i think as numbers come in, we'll start to see very little movement going north, unfortunately. >> the followup to that is how much of all of that is priced into the market? does the market react negatively or positively when in fact we see the earnings took a hit? >> in fact, rick santelli, had a slew of economic data out, the beige book and lieu it all the market is
debate, it can be far harder to solve than the taxes, we think the market can be down for a while, and before it comes back up. >> so you're looking for a decline, and perhaps that is an entry point for some. do you agree with that? >> i think any decline is an opportunity to buy, maria. i'm very, very bullish on u.s. equities and one of the main reasons i am the u.s. energy story which i think is a story that's not being told as well as it should be. in 2012 the u.s. oil production was up 16%. that was the biggest year over year increase in u.s. oil production since 18 at which just happens to be when we started producing oil so if we think about what's going on. we have right now -- right now we produce oil at 80%, the same price the rest of the world does. we produce natural gas at 25% of the price the rest of the world does. we have cheap energy here in the united states and we feel that will drive manufacturing back to the united states, create jobs, and when all this political stuff is over, that's going to be a big story that we'll talk about ten years from now. >> these ar
. >> greta: taxes and have you thought about our corporate tax rate? >> could have,we have the highest corporate tax rate in the entire world now. japan used to be number one and u.s. number two. they cut their rates and now when you combine state and federal taxes, the highest corporate tax rates in the world. >> greta: how does that affect your business? you're very successful, you're a rich man and how does it affect you and your employees. >> every dollar we pay in taxes is a dollar that we can't give back to the customers in lower prices, a dollar we can't pay to our team members and higher wages and benefits. it's a dollar that we can't give back to the suppliers with lower prices. it's a dollar that we can't donate fill v-- fi -- and you need to hear this next, but the headlines are screaming scandal. a new cheater joining the ranks of tiger woods, arnold schwarzenegger and kristin stewart. who is it? well, that's coming up. and in two minutes, a 16-year-old is drunk driving and a mother finds a public way to punish him. is she teaching him a good lesson or going too far? you se
not want to do it. he actually does want to negotiate on spending and tax reform. what he does not want to do is have that take place when the republican position on the debt takes the economy hostage. that is off the table. i think the president is smart to be firm and clear on that. next time it would be democrats if we had a republican president. ashley: would you agree, i know it is out of your area, but the senate has not passed a budget in four years now. would you agree with republicans that it is not the way to go and i could, in fact, be breaking the law without i do agree with them. we actually have not passed the budget. i am with them on this concern about our inability to actually do the basic work that a legislature must do. ashley: i know bernanke, timothy geithner, rating agencies and many more states what is the point of a debt ceiling? we routinely raise it anyway. what is the purpose? >> there is no purpose. the debt ceiling has become a device for fiscal irresponsibility. republicans and democrats both dated. senator obama voted against the debt ceiling increase. if
more. you do not want to miss lou dobbs coming up with his take of the situation as well. lori: one tax stock or company helping you file your tax returns is hitting a 52-week high. is there more upside the head? melissa: and retirement age racing. they plan to increase the retirement age to 70. a look at metals as we head out to break. gold trading higher by half a percentage point. copper leading the way from a percentage point of view. we will be right back. melissa: as with every 15 minutes, let's check the market. nicole is watching. nicole: i am, indeed. this is a name that has headlines and number one performer in the s&p 500 today. stellar performance, up 9.5%. there is quite a bit going on with cbs. they're turning their north and south american outdoor advertising divisions, putting some billboard divisions up for sale. one analyst says a split could unload asset values between 5,000,000,006,000,000,000. here is a one-year chart that shows you how well they set up for the one-year period the tenure charge shows how we went through the crisis. recouped all those losses and stil
stating very clearly today that he will not negotiate deficit reduction, tax increases and spending cuts attached to the debt ceiling. this of course does follow that bruising battle the year before last, where he did negotiate on the issue, and the u.s. nearly went to the brink of default. he said that congress has to pay the bills that it's already racked up. >> you don't go out to dinner and then, you know, eat all you want and then leave without paying the check. and if you do, you're breaking the law. and congress should think about it the same way that the american people do. you don't -- now, if congress want, to have a debate about maybe we shouldn't go out to dinner next time, maybe we should go to a more modest restaurant, that's fine. that's the debate that we should have. >> reporter: in this press conference that was called last minute in the east room, president obama said he will negotiate a deal on deficit reduction but not, as he put it, quote, with a gun to the head of the american people. as you know, joe, republicans are saying they're not going to increase the debt c
's unacceptable for some republicans in congress to hold middle class tax cuts hostage simply because they refuse to let tax rates go up on wealthiest americans. >> sean: gun at the head of the american people and republicans hostage takers and mr. president, comments like that are responsible for the gridlock in washington and whether or not mr. president, you like to believe it, you're to blame. and with us, stuart varney and co-host of "the five", dana perino, it never stops. >> at least he's consistent? good point. >> there are -- when there's a saying, you know, don't believe your own hype. i also think that in some ways presidents should not read their own press. there are always going be to be critics and i remember george w. bush did not spend a lot of times reading the nasty things that people said about him. he would say, look, this is where i think we need to go, this is a policy and help me get there. and he would try to bring in people from the other side to get that done. that wasn't always possible and people didn't always agree with him, but that was a bert approach and got more d
a dime. it gets zero federal tax dollars. congressman darrell issa, he lives in a different world. he is the leading republican in charge to end saturday mail delivery and cut jobs. >> i think the american people look at the post office as something they don't use very much, but would like to have it still around. >> really? they don't use it very much. darrell issa acts like the postal service is just a luxury and always has been. americans depend on the postal service to deliver things like medicine, absentee ballots, fed ex and ups. they couldn't get into some of these neighborhoods hit hard by hurricane sandy. u.s. letter carriers delivered. but republicans think the postal service should do even more. >> like any business, ups, fed ex, the post office, it can live within its means if it makes appropriate changes. >> how can he say that? how can he say that with a straight face and have any integrity whatsoever? the post office is already required to live within its means. it pays for itself. i challenge the congressman from california to name any other business that could stay op
's instant opposition is not about raising taxes on the wealthy, like last year. nor is it about proposing to raise the tax cuts. this time the issue is gun safety, including universal background checks supported by nearly nine out of ten americans. the president, once again, is taking his message to the people. as did he with _#$40. >> i promise you the american people, your voices, made a difference on this debate zoosh as he did with _#my2k. >> if there's one thing that i have learned, when the american people speak loudly enough, lo and behold, congress listens. >> yesterday the white house launched _#now is the time. >> this will not happen unless the american people demand it. >> the president has a new website explaining the proposed laws. he penned an op ed in the connecticut post today, and he is planning to hit the road to sell his plan with speeches around the country. as the white house tries to engage the public, senate majority leader harry reid will try to engage the senate. in a statement yesterday reid wrote "i am committed to insuring that the senate will consider legisla
the cooperation from the political parties who say taxes how much they spend and how much they regulate. by that, it is just not sufficient. we spoke about last night was about the banks, not monetary policy. david: there is a conflict with regards to the fed interest and pump up the market, if you will, and unemployment mandate for the employment mandates you just mentioned. stocks go up and companies lay workers off, that happened with american express and in the past with other companies, so if the intention of the fed is to pump up the stock market, doesn't that sometimes conflict with its mandate to keep unemployment low? >> they're all kinds of approaches to this, david. one of them is the wealth effect, if stocks go up, through the broad pulls the mutual fund or more directly obviously feel wealthier and will be able to spend more and pump of consumption with consumption driven society others might argue it is a narrower base than it used to be, so it is a give and take, pros and cons of every single argument. clearly those publicly traded have been able to capitalize themselves in a bett
they look at it this way, for every dollar they send to washington every year in taxes, here's what they get back, 61 cents, new jersey. new york 79 cents. in kansas mayim bialik say you are loading off of us every year. you get 1.12 for every dollar you send in. don't they deserve their money back. >> i don't know what those numbers are. we have an america that everyone is getting more than they send in. 40 cents of every dollar back in washington, d.c. for relief aid or any other purposes is borrowed. what we are trying to do if you are going to spend 50, 40 billion or $10 it should be done in a fiscally responsible manner, especially if 80% of the aid is not going to be spent until 2015 why rush it through? there's going to be pork items, smithsonian and other places have nothing to do with disaster relief and that what happens around here too often. when we borrow 40 cents out of every dollar make sure it gets to those who need it and there are millions of americans in need. >> the congressman when he mentioned the drought affects you in kansas. there's a drought according to the agricul
, the president signed into law. >> there will be no more tax-funded bailouts. period. >> years of spending added up and the debt ceiling talks of 2011 led to a budget standoff between democrats and republicans who had taken back control of the house in the mid-terms. >> is there a risk that the united states could lose its triple-a credit rating, yes or no? >> no risk of that. >> no risk. >> the debt ceiling was raised in august, the political fight and the spotlight on the count row's deficit and debt problems led s&p to downgrade the u.s. credit rating for the first time in history. >> geithner steered the major economic moves in the first term, now he's stepping down at treasury. the pick to replace him is jack lew, who has established a close relationship with the president. he is know chummy with the republicans on the hill after the debt ceiling negotiation. for that reason and other, his looming confirmation hearing could be bumpy. but if confirmed, lew will likely be dealing with the top issue in this second term, how to get the economy moving and addressing the count re's long-term fisc
the battle of spending your tax dollars . a showdown looming between the congress and president on the debt ceil tonight how majority of the americans think that the problem should be solved. >> and hot cars. fox reports from what is billed as the greatest collector car auction. i am harris falker. we start with americans held captive taken by terrorist in the bp oil plant inside of gerl -- algeria. some of our people have been breaking free of the evil captor and that siege in the oil plant is over. we can now confirm the algerian army stormed the complex and ended the siege. president obama stands ready to provide the assistance for gerl - algeria in the aftermath. so many conflicting reports as we got word of the terrorist attack. we know that lives have been lost, but the question is how many. defense secretary leon pan nela speaking today. >> since 9/11 we made clear that, that nobody is going to attack the united states of america and get away with it . for that reason we have made a commitment that we are going to go after al-qaida wherever they are and wherever they try to hide . we
the commerce clause. >> right. >> what he said was it was a tax. >> must have been a mix-up in the prenotes of the preinterview. but let's see a shot in freeze frame. this is the face of a truly confused man. the elevator doesn't go all the way to the top here, folks. if only sean hannity would listen to his boss, he might not be so confused. "the constitutional right about guns is for self-defense and hunting. founders did not mean modern weapons of war." lining up the crazy is not a difficult task for the right wing these days. but this rhetoric and hysteria i think is very dangerous. there is no basis to call the president of the united states a tyrant or a dictator, and no president ever deserves to be compared to stalin or hitler. but of course it continues. it happened earlier this week. someone needs to be an adult in the room to tell them to cool it. you know? this is america. but abusing the first amendment really is not good. there is a responsibility when you're in front of a camera and you have a microphone. and if this is the way they want to use it, what do you think is going
. and this is not just the party of the wealthy, he said, and of lower taxes. it has to be, you know, many republicans don't make as much money and pay a much higher percentage of their income in taxes, and they need the party's help, too. i thought he made so many. that was such a potent -- what was it, 30 minutes? >> it really was, but mika, let's talk about the people that want to buy bushmasters. yes, gun sales are moving at a rapid pace. a lot of people are buying two or three. >> they were buying as many as they can get. >> just to keep up with their survivalist neighbors. >> right. >> you can't have enough of those clips, right? >> apparently not. >> maybe they string them around their christmas trees. i don't know what they do with them. but steve rattner, this is the problem the republican party has made. this is the mistake the republican party's made. they listen to the loudest voices. a small, small percentage of americans. and americans, by the way, who don't swing presidential elections. i have been saying it ad nauseam for four years and making extremist conservatives very upset. you do
mean, you really think we must be doing terrible. we have higher payroll tax, a gridlock in washington, but the actual job growth is very out of sync, and it almost says like, listen, we got rid of this, let's start hiring. we may be looking at this debt ceiling, and i'm going to invoke shakespeare, the bard, that this may be much ado about nothing. i'm going there. right here. >> right now? the cliff is -- >> don't you love -- you know, when i first heard, i thought what a great title, i said no, moran, take the shakespeare course first the it's going to be claymation death match, maybe ufc, you and i watch that in our spare time -- not -- but i don't think it's as important as getting through the fiscal cliff. people are hiring again. >> dow transports continue to hit six-year highs. >> even as crude is up 95. >> it's like a market that has transport leadership. did you see union pacific? we had mike's southern on "mad money" he says point-blank, the hole has bottomed and is starting to go higher. and be good to the shutdowns, the coal plants. don't forget china has been burning coal
financing. they are doing a great job. they did not raise taxes. in addition, we have a very business friendly atmosphere. if you come to texas, we will not pull the rug out from under your feet. connell: businesses, sometimes individuals, sometimes larger businesses are leaving state than going to others mostly because of taxes. how much of that juicy and texas in texas and what industries is a really predominate. >> we do not have an income tax. that is a powerful magnet. they do not expect us to go ahead and spend beyond our means. they, in because of the business atmosphere and because we like visitors. a friendly place. the idea of getting to the numbers that you talked about during the first part of the interview and getting through the projections that this particular group put out that this $9 billion gap, specifically, how do you get there sure mark where did the cuts come from? >> i do not know where that number came. there will be a supplemental appropriations bill which we filed in a few weeks. they will fill some of the medicaid that we do not have. it is available in the
. boehner first broke his rule on new year's day when he allowed a vote to avert the fiscal cliff on taxes. apparently there's an addendum to the boehner rule. the majority of the majority, unless the country is on the verge of a tax crisis, or chris christie has access the to a megaphone. christie made sure this week that republicans knew he would use it. >> and i'll say again, new jersey does not expect anything more than what was done for louisiana and alabama and mississippi and if they want to make new rules about disasters, they picked the wrong state to make the new rules with. >> and yesterday, new york congressman peter king, who berated boehner when he failed to bring the bill up at the end of the last congress, ignored the divisions within his party, saying time for recriminations is over. >> i'm proud to stand here today with all of us united. now, maybe your divisions to vote, but all of us are committed to getting this done. i want to thank the chairman of the rules committee, mr. sessions, for the great job they've done in bringing it here, with a fair rule, and allowing for
of a tired trade there. >> well, with a 1% increase -- i mean 2% increase in taxes with payroll, it is like a dollar increase in gasoline. so they are going to have to find it from somewhere. david: i love your analogies. dan, thank you very much. and chris, gentlemen have a great weekend. appreciate you coming in. >> thank you. >> thank you. liz: our government has money to pay the bills for about another month, but the house is going to vote just next week on raising the debt ceiling, at least temporarily. is there a real chance we won't need to wait till the last minute for a deal? we will have the latest. david: interesting novel concept. plus, reaction from a member of congress who is looking to say good-bye to the debt ceiling all together. that representative is going to be here for a debate coming up. liz: while the battle wages in washington, you could be profiting. i mean, listen, come on, don't wait. find out how you can trade the debt ceiling. there is a way. keep it right here on fox business. ♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen anjeremiah. they don't know it yet, but they' go
doubt bringing forth the preponderance of what bile and venomous language and a tax. what is the point of all? >> look. plenty of denigration on both sides to mend a disagree with all of it. you can disagree without tearing somebody down and he had every right to say what he said on sunday. that is his opinion. he speaks from personal experience. lou: no one is attacking him. wait a minute. nobody here is suggesting he does not have a right to do it. no one is suggesting -- i mean. [talking over each other] >> he is -- he used the preference of things that he witnessed during his campaign. we'll did. >> shucking and jiving, those are racist comments? -- lou: to buy applied to to read these words to iraq i mean, the president himself has described himself, as you know, as lazy. is this a word that somehow is one that i cannot use? and mean, this is a tax on both sides of the aisle, and sometimes there is real racism than these to be pointed out. >> that is like crying wolf when it is not there just first the whole cause. when susan rice did not good to be secretary of state democrats sa
in a recession. with that economic backdrop, what do we do? we did an anti-growth package with taxes. we raised taxes. not just for the rich, for everybody. and i don't think that bodes well for continuing growth, and that's why we're defensive. cheryl: one of the things you talk about here and i want to kind of pick apart this point if you don't mind is you're saying we should be looking at going for high yield and global bonds. fair enough. but if you've got a u.s. economy which is still the biggest economy in the world, if you've got a weak economy, unfortunately, i know you are saying good economy, but some are saying we are going to have a weak economy in 2013, if that's the case, do i want to be high yield? does that make sense to you? >> yeah, it does because high yield you get paid a lot of different ways. high income, risk adjusted return. last year up over 15%. almost as much as equities, but you're still getting paid to take that risk to be in there. global bonds is a win-win-win. you get paid on yield. you get paid on -- for diversification. you get paid on currency risk. so that's
their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for ours. >> that's a real ad. that, my friends, is political pornography. >> that's one of the grossest things i've ever seen in my life. >> i don't know what to say. joe? >> what's wrong with these people, mika? what's wrong with these people? you have children that had no say in the decision on whether their father was going to step forward to be president of the united states, to run for president, one of the most bone-crushing sacrificing things any husband or wife can do to their family. and the second they make that decision, their children and their entire family have targets on their backs. and the nra is putting something out like -- what's wrong with these people, putting out apps that 4-year-olds can play on the anniversary of the newtown murders, and now putting out an ad talking about the president's daughters? >> they are out of step, out of the mainstream, totally out of sync with what's going on in our society. and quite f
at the tax and regulato regulatory, if it's cheaper to make it in china and ship it here. that's not the company's fault, that's the government's fault. you see toyota expanding in mississippi and i think volkswagen in tennessee and what do those states have in common, oh, yes, right to work. so the problem isn't so much -- it's partly the tax aof the government and the punitive costs of unions in states like michigan which has now gone right to work and see how that affects the auto industry. at the end of the day, 26.5 of the auto bailout was a direct check written to the united auto workers and the democrats 2012 in the election cycle. >> and joining us live to tell us how mitt romney is right, ironically he we find that out on the day the president is sworn in for a second term. seton, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> they've committed horrific crimes and now are asking for forgiveness and someone to love them. that story is straight ahead, match.com. and they were hand picked to sing at president obama's inauguration, we're seeing how the big choir is preparing for th
the right thing. this is the same crew that were saying they would never see taxes go up. we don't need every member in a republican party. we need 218 votes in the house for a reasonable package. and, you know, you have to watch for people to do, not just what they say. in the u.s. capitol, you can't walk in here with a grun. you can't walk in here with an assault weapon. over in the supreme court which says you have this unlimited right to have a gun, you can't walk in there with a gun. why should people walk sbhinto schools or movie theaters? that congress should provide for the american public. we know that guns can be dangerous in the wrong hands. that's why we have all of the rules and regulations and the security protections here. and we need to make sure that in our day care centers and our communities, we provide a better safety environment for our kirn. >> now, rooiyan, it seems like e republ lip cans, and i noticed the congressman said we don't need them all, some republicans do sound like they are more open to possible gun legislation more than some of the far right. listen
taxes, but there are a lot of people who are lower down the food chain, the economic chain, who are also paying lots of taxes relative to their income, and they need help. we need more education work being done in this country. we need a solid immigration policy. we have to look at climate change. there are a lot of things that the american people are expecting, and the republican party, as they get ready for the next election, really has to focus on some of these issues and not ignore them. >> chris, what's sad to me about that is that by virtue of mentioning the phrase climate change, it's almost like colin powell has kicked himself out of the republican party. this party used to play ball on that issue. now they're denying the actual science behind it. they have swung so far right, and my question after all of this, after that interview which was incendiary and was very much a line in the sand for the gop -- >> it's history making. >> -- when will the republican party admit they have a problem? because every time something like this happens, there is a doubling down, there is a defens
liabilities taxes. 90% agree with him, for example, on universal background checks on the purchase of a weapon. it's very different from what happened with george bush when he won a very narrow victory in 2004, and then said he had a man date and decided he had a man date to privatize social security which was deeply unpopular. the great strength of the president here is he knows what he wants to do, he's very focused, and he has the country with him. some of this stuff is going to be tough to get through congress and you may have to fight it in the midterms and beyond, but he's going to make real progress, i think, because of what he believes and because he's got the country with him. >> well, these are kind of fundamental issues for a president, guns and keeping the government gorg and fighting for his foreign policy team. it's not like he's looked for a fight. let's face it, newtown forced everybody to deal with this. >> newtowns changed everything. >> i don't think he's looking for a fight. i think he's found one. >> i agree with you. i think since the election this has been the best perio
influx of patients coming into the hospital. it's really sort of taxed the entire hospital system. we have patients in our emergency room, have crowded a lot of patients in the emergency room. we've used a lot of techniques to accommodate the influx of patients we've seen. >> are you seeing at least at press, are other hospitals, those extraordinary measures that some have taken, are they beginning to pull back a bit? >> we're not pulling back yet. as i said, we've seen a slight decline in the last couple days. but we want to make sure it actually starts falling considerably before we pull back. we've got additional staff on board. we've opened up additional units in order to take care of these patients. we've created new protocols in our emergency room to tri to triage them so make sure they're not mixing with the other patients. those policies will still be in place for the next couple weeks likely. >> in kitchens, and offices around the country, people are still talking about whether to get a vaccination, right? >> yes. >> they can start as early as october. if you haven't gotten a
to our tax funds the they own nearly 20% of the investments from apple stock is that a good idea? >> it depends going forward. gerri: what happened to a different pot? that is ridiculous. >> the rule that mutual funds you should not have more than 10% of any position. gerri: how many growth fund and value fund with the same stock? i think portfolio managers saw the of run up and wanted to get on board whether not yet matched their portfolio plan they plowed a bunch of money into it. >> there was momentum chasing for sure. apple is going through a major transition in terms of the growth profile. it had a hyper growth period now going forward just a normal good growth period the results in a change of ownership. one year ago more growth fund had the stock with a larger percentage from apple. gerri: by so or hold? >> i would hold for sure. exciting for apple going forward we have patterns of period to go into these periods and then slowed down. you do see the a 25% correction but you cannot predict when it sorts out but they are changing the business model. they will become more bra
it the curb. and many thought president obama wanted to go over in order to raise taxes. to do the same thing over the debt ceiling and get full blame for it, it could genuinely destroy the republican party, of course while destroying the economy. >> there is that little problem, for republicans. so what about this point, ezra, that the president, the federal government could easily meet its obligations on actual debt payments through bonds and that sort of thing. but it would be the spending, the discretionary spending that they would have to cut under these circumstances. so there wouldn't ever be, many republicans insist they wouldn't ever be a realistic prospect of default in this. and that is why the president uses the word "obligations," instead of the word debt because they may just agree with them that there wouldn't actually be a debt default. >> it is unclear, we literally don't know what would happen because it never happened bef e before. so a legal authority is not all obvious. so there is a question, for the treasury department, to decide if we pay off the bond holders, but not
. he's going after taxes, gun control, immigration, all issues that democrats have really not had the courage to take on. >> he's going with a really big hand. just 17% of republicans do. but, really, given these numbers, joe, he can go around some of these far right wingers. he has enough support without caving into them. >> don't forget this, and they eluded to it today, that election apparatus, which he now doesn't have to use to get elected because he'll never run for public office, again, i assume. but he can now use it for public opinion. i know what you're going to be doing tomorrow on your radio show and that is we're going to be using our apparatus to get this gun control measures through and put the pressure on the united states congress. and i think we'll be very successful at that. but his apparatus is in place. and that's something that the united states congress doesn't have. >> and, patricia, not only his apparatus, but the fact that he's been able to succumb and to even rise above and go and advance and thrive has given him a lot of confidence. when you look at the
their jobs, regular people. that's wrong. stop that. we can be for lower taxes, less government, less regulation. we can agree on that. but that is sick. why don't they call him up and say shut up once in awhile. your thoughts? >> they should. and if rush limbaugh actually saw that classroom after that morning, the reality of the situation that we're talking about. >> two to eleven bullets in each kid. unrecognizable children. remember being in first grade? >> i have a son who's there. >> we all remember it a little bit. in a powerful moment today the president spoke about meeting the parents of newtown victim grace mcdonnell. there she is. let's take a look. >> grace was seven years old when she was struck down. just a gorgeous, caring, joyful little girl. i'm told she loved pink. she loved the beach. she dreamed of becoming a painter. chris, her father, gave me one of her paintings. and i hung it in my private study just off the oval office. and every time i look at that painting, i think about grace. and i think about the life that she lived and the life that lay ahead of her. and
tax returns. nagin was mayor of new orleans during hurricane katrina and its aftermath. they say he used his office for personal gain, free trips, payoffs and thousands of bribes. >>> 29 pediatric death this is season from the flu, the number of elderly people hospitalized with flu-like illnesses is also spiking according to the centers for disease control. 30 states now report high levels of the flu. that's six more than last week. for the first time, california is on the list. the season's flu vaccine is only about 62% effective. not a high number, but experts say it's still the best option for staving off the flu. >>> and welcome back to the national mall. we've been getting a musical preview on the mall this morning. bands galore. there's music everywhere. everyone is getting ready for the big party and the big inauguration monday. that includes, of course, on a more serious note, secret service, police and the military. cnn pentagon correspondent chris lawrence is keeping an eye on security for us. good morning to you. how big of an operation is this? how many agencies are part
explained away as people pull forward their bonuses in 2012 for taxes. let's see if it lasts beyond that. earnings are slowing down. the economy is slowing down. and on the positive, you've got the fed pushing real hard. so maybe we don't have a big down in the market because of the fed, but the fundamentals beyond the fed are real hard to support the market going up. >> china's improving. japan is in uber-stimulus mode. a number of people have changed their gdp numbers this weekend 2.5%. it's not horrible and it's slowly improving. >> it is definitely tough out there. there's no argument there. final word very quickly, ralph. i just want to get your single best idea right here. if your scenario materializes and this market goes up, what's your best idea? where do you want to put your money today? >> xlf. financials. >> that's his financial sector there. >> yep. >> thanks, guys. >> we'll see you soon. thank you so much. we'll keep you updated on the dell story as it develops. we are in the final stretch of trading. 45 minutes until the closing bell sounds. >>> more than 50% of cap manage
the lowest corporate tax rates since the 1970s and looking at deep cuts that are going to hurt these people. so i hope, and i think there is some sign today that the president is talking about really holding the line on that. >> well, i think the president is going to hold the line. he was pretty strong about that today. gop pollster frank luntz was asked on fox news the republican failure to win over americans with their rhetoric on spending. here it is. >> do you believe the error is smaller government, the adjustment should be more effective and efficient government. why are those words so important? >> because the american people don't care what the size of government. they do care what types of services government gives. and quite frankly, how much government takes. >> and also, whether the government pays its bills or not. but e.j., this is all in the arena of the republican mantra that they want to make sure that they drive home to the american people that government doesn't do anything well, that we must privatize almost everything we can get our hands on. isn't that really what it'
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